Five Years. A dream come true.


I started in the world of publishing at the ripe young age of 22. From my beginning at the Cincinnati Business Courier, selling subscriptions first and promoted quickly to ad sales, then being a lucky 1 of 13 to start the Greater Cincinnati Business Record, I did not realize then how much this would impact my future. I LOVE print… The selling, the editing, the people I worked with…. everything! So many amazing connections, so many dear friends (still to this day!), so much knowledge.

So here I am, 30+ years later… Publisher and Owner of Key Magazine Cincinnati. Proving day in and day out that not only can I do it… I can do it successfully!

I have surrounded myself with great people. To my family, friends and my “him”… you are my world, and I thank you for supporting and listening to me during the hills and valleys of my life.

To my fabulous designer who I could not do this without every month….sometimes late into the night(she “gets” me).

To my editor who never fails to amaze me at her quick turnaround with great stories!

To my salespeople pounding the pavement.

To my amazing and loyal advertisers, and all of you who read Key Cincinnati each month, whether it’s online or the actual magazine in your hands…I THANK YOU.

To all the Hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and distribution points…thank you for putting Key Magazine Cincinnati front and center, and handing the heck out of it!

Key Magazine Cincinnati…in it’s FIFTH YEAR. Here’s to many more. Keep reading and watching for new ventures in the future!

Thank you all.

I Love KEY

Patty Youkilis


Key Magazine Cincinnati

Key Cincinnati gets results


Good Afternoon Patty;

I realized that I needed to contact you to tell you how much I appreciate you and the

wonderful results Trotta’s Steak & Seafood have received by being in KEY Magazine.
Your personal contacts and readers have dined with us recently and I cannot count how many times I’ve been asked if I know you.  I can only express my appreciation by wording back to these wonderful people with my head shaking up and down….“YES!  I Love her!”  Since being in KEY Magazine, it’s a fact, that I have received more business.  It’s a fact, that I have seen an increase in sales.   It’s a fact, and amazing that this one little magazine has so much POWER which has brought wonderful people not only into my business but also into my life.  And that includes you Ms. Patty Youkilis!  You have made a positive difference, a wonderful impact and change for the better

at Trotta’s Steak and Seafood.  You do an amazing job

and I most certainly Thank You!


Kathleen Trotta, Owner/Operator

Trotta’s Steak & Seafood

441 6th Avenue

Dayton, KY  41074


The 2018 Cincinnati International Wine Festival: Great Wine, Fabulous Food and Incredible Generosity


Since 1991, the Cincinnati International Wine Festival has been raising much-needed funds for Cincinnati charities, all through the celebration of the wine industry.  All types of organizations have benefitted from this event:  in fact, 36 Greater Cincinnati arts, education and health and human charities have been on the receiving end of this amazing fundraiser.

With Kroger as their presenting sponsor, the Wine Festival features over 700 wines from more than 200 wineries across the globe.  Attendees can experience wine tastings, winery dinners, education sessions, silent auctions and more, with half of every ticket purchased directly benefitting local charities.

The Cincinnati International Wine Festival kicks off on Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm, with 18 fine dining restaurants across Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky hosting winery dinners; each ticket includes food, wine pairing and gratuity.  Then on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10, the fun continues with wine tastings and education sessions about those tastings at the Duke Energy Convention Center; and concludes on March 10 with a charity auction and lunch at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.  You can buy tickets to all festival events at; tickets will also be available at the door for a higher cost.

“Our goal at the wine festival is to keep giving back locally, one glass at a time,” said Cincinnati International Wine Festival Executive Director, Debbie Dent. “There truly is something for everyone here, at nearly every price point. Whether you’re looking to enjoy an exclusive dinner at one of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants, or you want to just taste wines and learn about their origin, you are invited to join us. Come explore and sample our vast array of wines, all for a great cause. Not only will you have an incredible time, you will be helping us support the charitable needs of our community.”

This year’s honorary chair is Darioush Khaledi, an award-winning and industry-leading winemaker from Iran.  He and his wife founded Darioush Wines in 1997 in Southern Napa Valley, CA; Khaledi is a civil engineer and a lifelong entrepreneur, and the opening of his winery was the realization of his American Dream.

Want to help such organizations as Art Links, Children’s Home of Northern KY, Cincinnati Ballet, Dress for Success, Freestore Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, Special Olympics Hamilton County and Women Helping Women, amongst many, many others?  Come downtown, enjoy unique and rare wines, delicious food, and revel in the Cincinnati Skyline – and be a part of a world-class fundraiser that is second to none.

‘Through the Lens: A View of OTR’


Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery invites you to attend our upcoming exhibit, ‘Through the Lens: A View of OTR’, on Friday Mar. 30, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition will be in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district on Main Street. The exhibition will run until Apr. 20, 2018.

Join us at Art Beyond Boundaries Gallery to experience the original art and meet the featured artists. Art Beyond Boundaries will exhibit a variety of photos by talented, local and regional artists. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Admission is free.

Art Beyond Boundaries provides a professional, mainstream fine arts exhibition venue for artists with disabilities, located at 1410 Main Street in the historic Over-the-Rhine arts district. With your support, we can continue providing a gallery, workshops, programs, and services for our artists and people with disabilities. For more information, “friend” or “follow” the gallery on FaceBook and Twitter, and/or contact the gallery.

Get your best shape with TruSculpt 3D at Kurtzman Plastic Surgery

Kurtzman art

Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means: bathing suits, shorts, sundresses and tank tops.  Sometimes all the hard work you put in eating right and exercising doesn’t always give you the body you’ve always wanted, but that’s okay, because Dr. Lawrence Kurtzman has the answer for you: TruSculpt 3D!

New this year to Kurtzman Plastic Surgery, TruSculpt 3D is a safe and effective treatment for any of us who want to eliminate those problem areas around the midsection.  By using radio frequency technology, this procedure can reduce circumference and diminish fat, and achieve results in just one treatment.  No surgery, no downtime, just improved definition and a whole new midsection!  What’s even better, you can treat up to 4 problem areas in one one-hour session and enjoy up to 24% fat reduction.

It’s easy to start: just schedule your complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for the treatment.  In March, Kurtzman Plastic Surgery is offering a promotion of $500 off your procedure – that’s just too good to pass up!

Don’t let a little spare tire ruin your summer fun…schedule your consultation and get even more gorgeous that you already are at Kurtzman Plastic Surgery.

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China Gourmet….THE place to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year & the New Family Date Night!

China Gourmet family

Hyde Park has had the honor of being the home of one of the best Chinese restaurants in Cincinnati for over 40 years: China Gourmet.  Currently owned by long-term employee Matt Loomis, China Gourmet has consistently provided high quality food to generations of Cincinnatians.

February is the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, and China Gourmet is celebrating it for a whole week from February 12-17; they’ll have their regular menu, but will also be featuring specials all week for the New Year highlighting authentic Chinese cuisine, such as razor scallops, rabbit, and oxtail soup, to name a few.

In addition to their traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes, China Gourmet really enjoys preparing custom and unique dishes – in fact, your server might ask you five questions to figure out the best custom meal for you!  Known for their fresh fish and seafood, all delivered daily, China Gourmet prefers to serve the whole fish, because it just “tastes better.”

If you are looking for a great place for a date night out, come to China Gourmet on Mondays: it’s Family Night!  While the adults enjoy a delicious meal on their own, the kids will have a blast in their own room with food and entertainment, including a ping pong table, tv, toys, arts and crafts and games.  The room is closed, so the kids stay safely contained…and their parents don’t have to share their fortune cookies!

On Lobster Tuesdays, you can get a 1.75-pound hard shell lobster for just a few dollars over what the restaurant paid for it.  It’s a great deal, so call ahead and order yours, and then come in and enjoy it freshly prepared just for you.

Is it Wednesday?  Must be Flight Night!  Enjoy a rotating selection of wine and bourbon flights, 4 to a flight, for just $16.

China Gourmet didn’t forget about Valentine’s Day!  Come in for surf and turf, Chinese style.  Heart-shaped scallops will be served along side Hong Kong style filet mignon, perfect for a romantic evening out with your sweetie.

China Gourmet is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm, dinner Monday through Thursday from 4:00pm-11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4:00pm-midnight.  They are closed on Sundays.  From the exotic to the classic, China Gourmet has the dish you are sure to love.